Freddie McGregor Honored With His Own Day in Connecticut


Freddie McGregor (left) receiving an official proclamation from Patricia Miles
Freddie McGregor receiving an official proclamation from Patricia Miles

The city of Hartford in Connecticut designated August 14, 2021 as Freddie McGregor Day. The honor was bestowed on the veteran singer during the annual West Indian Independence Celebration in that city for his 50 years of contribution to reggae music.



The official proclamation, signed by Councilwoman Shirley Surgeon, state,

“Mr McGregor has made significant contributions to the art form of reggae music. He created many hits and worked with talented artistes and musicians whose music has inspired many current artistes and continues to inspire future musical talents... We pay tribute to one of reggae's most prolific musicians whose musical genius, passion, talent, unstoppable work ethic, and cultural contribution has served as an inspiration to us all.”



McGregor was also presented with the key to the city of Mount Vernon, New York, in 2017.


Since the inception of career, Freddie has released over 40 albums and headlined numerous international concerts at venues around the world.